I've been contemplating my wardrobe. I'm generally confused by it (seriously, I usually stare at it in bewilderment for about 15 minutes each morning before I even try anything on). It's a veritable hodgepodge of various items that may or may not have (almost) all been impulse buys. I have a couple of pieces that I love and others I never wear. I've been really good at not buying things spontaneously lately.
I've been trying to consider each piece and figure out whether its a good purchase or not. How often will I wear it? What does it go with that I already have in my closet? What is the quality of the item?
When I got these Frye boots I almost kicked myself after. How could I spend that much money on a pair of shoes?! But after having them for the past 4 months and wearing them more times than I can count I realized what a smart purchase they were. It was an investment and I won't have to buy another pair of boots like those for years.
So my revelation (and I realize I'm late to the party) is that I need to stop buying tons of items because they are cheap and start investing in fewer, more expensive items that will last me a long time and I'll get a lot of good use out of.
I'm turning 24 (woot! birthdays are the best days!) in a few days and I don't think that my closet adequately represents who I am. Unless you count the mess on the floor of the closet, which is actually a pretty accurate description of my life.
I graduate in a few months. I'll be applying to Law Schools in the next year. I have ambitions for my career and future and the impact I want to make on the world and, as silly as it sounds, I want to look as put together as my plan is.
So, I've been window shopping and I am drawn to classic lines and simple outfits. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the bohemian, funky, whimsical styles but I don't think that those are day in and day out me. Though maybe they can be thrown in sporadically as I choose. But for now I am focusing on basics. And these are the basic things I would like to see in my closet. Now, please. (If I only had a genie... or a billion dollars).
p.s. If I did have a billion dollars I think I would get this trench instead.